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FIRST THE GREEN GESTAPO CAME FOR OUR LIGHTBULBS... NOW THEY'RE AFTER OUR MEATBALLS...
Breitbart London ^ | April 19, 2014 | James Delingpole

Posted on 04/20/2014 12:36:36 AM PDT by blueplum

Full title: FIRST THE GREEN GESTAPO CAME FOR OUR LIGHTBULBS, THEN OUR ICED DRINKS AND HOT SHOWERS. NOW THEY'RE AFTER OUR MEATBALLS...

A truly emetic announcement from the grim but indispensable Swedish flatpack furniture emporium IKEA: they are considering changing the recipe of their most popular food line - meatballs - in order to help save the world from global warming. Says the company's head of sustainability Joanna Yarrow: "We have been working with WWF looking at meatballs and various other food items that we sell and looking at how we can tweak our recipes to give great taste but also perhaps less of an environmental impact. I can assure you that getting that recipe adjusted will have a real cumulative impact."

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IKEA - the place you go to, reluctantly, because the furniture is so cheap and practical, not because you want to save the planet for Mother Gaia - actually employs a "head of sustainability"? If that's not a strong dump signal for the stock, I don't know what is.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: climatechange; greengestapo; ikea; meatballs
"What's worse, though, is that IKEA actually admits to allowing the kind of food it serves in its restaurants to be dictated not by the needs of its customers - who order 150 million plates of meatballs every year - but by activists from a hard-left environmental NGO like the World Wildlife Fund. That's not capitalism. That's not customer service. That's eco fascism."

Hands off my meatballs!

1 posted on 04/20/2014 12:36:36 AM PDT by blueplum
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To: blueplum

When they came for my toilet paper, I said nothing. But at some point you have to draw the line.


2 posted on 04/20/2014 12:44:05 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Telepathic Intruder; Salamander; Slings and Arrows
"When they came for my toilet paper, I said nothing. But at some point you have to draw the line."

They can take the toilet paper.

But as compensation I want a bidet installed along with endless towel service.

(I tried pinging "Sheryl Crow" but it didn't work.)

3 posted on 04/20/2014 12:51:01 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: blueplum

Hey! Meat is expensive, and has gone up in the last few years. I suspect this is more about cheaper ingredients and higher profits than saving the fuzzy nosed three teated artic suckerfish or whatever from boiling in mid-ocean.


4 posted on 04/20/2014 2:36:54 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: blueplum
COSTCO

Very Good pizza and Great Hot Dogs...with free fixings and a large soft drink.
5 posted on 04/20/2014 2:58:36 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: Smokin' Joe

I get pocketbook anxiety every time I visit the meat counter.

But I’m really curious what a ‘head of sustainability’ does. Such an odd title for a business card. Is there a secretary of sustainability, too? and sustainability file clerks?


6 posted on 04/20/2014 3:08:39 AM PDT by blueplum
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To: blueplum

Maybe a few more cow farts would have saved us from such a harsh winter.


7 posted on 04/20/2014 3:23:37 AM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: Telepathic Intruder

Grind up your furniture and add it to the mix, dopes!


8 posted on 04/20/2014 4:02:51 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: blueplum

They don’t make one thing I would waste one cent on.


9 posted on 04/20/2014 4:04:09 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: blueplum
Actually, I like the vegan meatballs and use them in minestrone and other meatless dishes. I eat meat rarely.

But...

I like to decide what I want to eat at my discretion, not the diktats of some nanny statists.

10 posted on 04/20/2014 4:04:53 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: shibumi
"Crow"

Speaking of whom, has anybody checked her out lately to see if she's using just one square? Or maybe people can't get close enough to ask her.

11 posted on 04/20/2014 4:33:03 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: blueplum


“Hands off my meatballs! “. I’m ok with sacrificing meatball at the alter of the Enviro Nazi Gods. But, better not mess with the hot dogs!


12 posted on 04/20/2014 4:39:28 AM PDT by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: Tainan

Don’t forget the turkey with provolone on ciabatta roll. That’s the bargain of the house. ;)


13 posted on 04/20/2014 4:42:38 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: blueplum

It comes down to methane? Every time we work a damaged natural gas main or service I’d think, “we could heat our houses for 200 years with what just blew off into the atmosphere”. Now I’m going to imagine that in flatulence.


14 posted on 04/20/2014 4:47:35 AM PDT by jughandle ( "We have the right to debate and disagree with any administration!" -HRColl)
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To: ronnie raygun

The last time I moved I tried to give my couch to Goodwill but they wouldn’t even take it! it’s a perfectly good couch I said, but they said it looks used. Well, duh, of course it’s used.


15 posted on 04/20/2014 5:03:50 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: OpusatFR

vegballs


16 posted on 04/20/2014 5:06:17 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: shibumi

Bidets are cheap, effective, and readily available as an add-on to a standard toilet.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_3_5?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=bidet+toilet+attachment&sprefix=Bidet%2Caps%2C245


17 posted on 04/20/2014 5:07:52 AM PDT by Big Giant Head
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To: dalereed

Exactly! I can safely say that there is not one item in my home that was purchased at IKEA.


18 posted on 04/20/2014 5:16:38 AM PDT by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

They can have my toilet paper, as soon as I’m done with it.


19 posted on 04/20/2014 5:18:19 AM PDT by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: blueplum

Most large companies employ a head of sustainability now.


20 posted on 04/20/2014 5:18:23 AM PDT by Solson (The Voters stole the election! And the establishment wants it back.)
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To: shibumi

One Sheet Sheryl. There’s someone I would definitely not shake hands with!


21 posted on 04/20/2014 5:19:40 AM PDT by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: Freestate316

Well that’s a comforting thought.


22 posted on 04/20/2014 5:27:54 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: blueplum

We are so silly! Now we want to control cow flatulence! Sheesh!


23 posted on 04/20/2014 5:40:52 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: Tainan

Their grass fed organic beef is great.


24 posted on 04/20/2014 5:46:30 AM PDT by petercooper ("I was for letting people keep their health insurance, before I wasn't". --- Barack Obama)
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To: blueplum

What is to stop the US Government to someday effectively ban meat eating? Much of what happens in this country depends on what California dictates.


25 posted on 04/20/2014 5:51:19 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: blueplum

They never give up. Never think they will be satisfied with the latest offering. They want total control over everything.


26 posted on 04/20/2014 6:45:20 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: blueplum
FIRST THE GREEN GESTAPO CAME FOR OUR LIGHTBULBS... NOW THEY'RE AFTER OUR MEATBALLS...

Trust this.. Next they are coming for your Balls.. Don't you dare laugh.. :)

27 posted on 04/20/2014 8:59:46 AM PDT by carlo3b (Corrupt politicians make the other ten percent look bad.. Henry Kissinger)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

“vegballs”

No, nada. That sounds too much like...prarie oysters. I can’t write what I really mean if you get my drift.

~Or I’ve had too much wine with dinner. I really need to stick to bourbon.


28 posted on 04/20/2014 3:09:21 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: Smokin' Joe
I suspect this is more about cheaper ingredients and higher profits than saving the fuzzy nosed three teated artic suckerfish or whatever from boiling in mid-ocean.

In free markets, cheaper is the most honest indicator of how much total energy was consumed and therefore pollution created in production and distribution. Cheaper is usually greener, although cheaper might not be something you want pumping through your non-renewable blood veins.

Ikea probably does not make any money off their food court. They use it as a food reward to train you like a monkey. That's why these stores always put their monkey chow at the end.

29 posted on 04/20/2014 3:36:37 PM PDT by Reeses
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